Synonyms for garroted

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On returning that evening from the theatre he is garroted and robbed of all he has with him.

Most of them was garroted, and a few was condemned to work on the roads for life.

Art, now in its very birth in his heart and life, was to be garroted.

He was garroted at Havana, being refused the honorable death of a soldier.

It fell upon me; I was seized, garroted, gagged, and guarded by the police.

Our friend inquired of him how many he had garroted: "How can one tell?"

Before he was garroted, Atahualpa begged that his remains might be preserved at Quito with those of his mother's people.

Him they carried to the town-council who returned him to the tribunal and garroted the coachman.

The chevalier was thus overpowered, garroted and captured in less time than it has taken to write these words.

Genealogically genuine enough, my poor Czar,—that needed to be garroted so very soon!

WORD ORIGIN

also garrotte, 1620s, "Spanish method of capital punishment by strangulation," from Spanish garrote "stick for twisting cord," of unknown origin, perhaps from Old French guaroc "club, stick, rod, shaft of a crossbow," probably ultimately Celtic, but possibly from Frankish *wrokkan "to twist" (cf. Middle Dutch wroken "to twist").

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GARROTED

executed

adjectiveformally put to death
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